A few years ago I found a group on Facebook called 20Booksto50k. It is a group of independently published authors. The goal of the group is to help each other learn about the business of publishing a book. The name came from the idea that if you publish 20 books you could bring in $50,000 a year and change your life with that money.
In 2019, I was ready to go to the conference in Vegas. I had my flights and hotel booked, business cards printed, website live, and I was ready to learn. Then my foster daughter gave herself a spiral fracture the day before my flight. I swore I'd go in 2020. Well, COVID did that one in. Now in 2021, I decided to drive from Phoenix to Vegas since the trip will double as research for my next book and be a nice 5ish hour drive.
Holy moly, the conference was busy and great. I promised myself I would swap business cards and talk with others. I forgot how good it was to be around people. The attendees and staff were all welcoming and lovely to chat about their journeys and stories.
I came home feeling more recharged and connected to other writers than I had been in a long time. I made some wonderful new friends and connections. I've already put next year's conference on my planner.
Leave a Reply